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Tiki Cocktails Return

The return of tiki cocktails lets us escape to a place where the shirts are silly and the drinks are seriously delicious. Find devoted disciples mixing those drinks at Tini Bigs, Naga Cocktail Bar, Moshi Moshi, and Rob Roy.

07/22/2011 By Andrew Bohrer

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Tie One On

Where to sample the best of Seattle’s new crop of spirits, grappas, and bitters.

03/17/2011 By Jessica Voelker

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Not Your Grandma’s Punch

Bartenders like Alison Sever of the Local Vine on Capitol Hill are rediscovering real sherry—the stuff made in the Jerez area of Andalusia, Spain. Here, her recipe for the Local Vine’s Bombay punch, perfect for a holiday party.

11/15/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Kombucha Culture

Fans of fermented tea are brewing their own at home with the help of Chris Joyner, owner of local kombucha brand CommuniTea.

10/11/2010 By Alexandra Notman

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Still Secret

There’s no reliable metric for gauging the popularity of home distilling, but signs indicate it’s on the rise. At the internationally popular website homedistiller.org, membership grew from 4,900 to 5,500 between February an

09/15/2010 By Paul Clarke

Seattle Voter’s Crib Sheet

Boozy Ballot Initiatives

Liquor privatization initiatives 1100 and 1105 will appear on the ballot. If one (or both) passes, it will forever alter how liquor is made, moved, and sold here. Let’s look at the nitty-gritty.

09/14/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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A Friend in Mead

Honey wine has been giving us a buzz since before recorded history, and thanks to mead-making operations like Sky River Brewing, it still tastes good.

05/11/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Lovely Rita

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo: a savory twist on a Mexican American classic at La Casa Azul.

04/16/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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A Cherry on Top

Mike McSorley, the bar manager at Naga Cocktail Lounge at Chantanee restaurant, shares a recipe for homemade maraschino cherries so you can give your carefully crafted cocktails the garnish they deserve.

03/15/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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The Plastic Oh-No Ban

Will Zig Zag Café survive on a cash-only policy?

02/17/2010 By Jessica Voelker

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Ginger Beer Is the Bomb

Homemade ginger brew makes for delicious cocktails. Seattle bartender Jamie Boudreau shares recipes and tips.

01/25/2010 By Christopher Werner

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Holiday Spirit

Consider these two approaches to making eggnog: the old family recipe that ferments in the garage, and a contemporary recipe from Kathy Casey.

11/17/2009 By Jess Thomson

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Secret Service

Speakeasy-style bars Knee High, Bathtub Gin, and Tavern Law find hush-hush brings big buzz.

10/23/2009 By Jessica Voelker

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The Seattle Freeze

Bartenders at Tini Bigs, Naga Cocktail Lounge, Barrio, the new Tavern Law, and Vessel are stone-cold serious about ice.

07/17/2009 By Jessica Voelker

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Buzz Kill Bills

To dig itself out of a $9 billion budget deficit, the state legislature is experimenting with new ways to leech dollars from bars and liquor suppliers.

05/22/2009 By Jessica Voelker

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Our (New) Cold Beer

Casey Robison of Capitol Hill bar Barrio introduces Seattle to this summer’s trendiest cocktail, the michelada.

05/22/2009 By Brad Thomas Parsons

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Flights to Italy

At Tidbit Bistro, sample the best boozes from the Boot.

03/18/2009 By Ashley Gartland

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The Botany of Bitters

Seattle bartenders revive an old remedy for run of the mill cocktails.

02/12/2009 By Brad Thomas Parsons

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Gin City

Of all the gin joints in all the world—we’ve got the best.

12/27/2008 By Anna Roth

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Alcohol Alchemy

12/19/2008 By Anna Roth